At an event on Wednesday, US Vice President Joe Biden sounded uncertain on stage. In videos widely circulated on social media, Biden could be seen turning to leave the podium after giving a speech at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference but hesitating. Then, Joe Biden, 79, can be seen seeming lost and making an unheard-of sound.
The event, which raised money to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria, raised $14.25 billion, the largest sum ever pledged for a multilateral health organisation.
Joe Biden responded, “Thank you for standing up for what matters. There is no question that this is all about saving lives. We must work with partners to make sure that all communities are healthy and robust, or at least have a chance to be, and that everyone may live in dignity.